Slower speeds on the water will reduce fuel usage.
Proper use of trim tabs reduce drag, especially while accelerating up to planing speeds.
Minimize the amount of time that you idle at the dock
Make sure your hull or pontoons are clean
Don't underpower your boat. It's important you have enough motor to handle the load, otherwise your motor works twice as hard.
Check your propeller. If your boat is slow "out of the hole"or lacks top-end speed, you might have the wrong propeller
A well- tuned engine uses less fuel
Use the grade of gasoline specified by the engine manufacturer
USE THE RIGHT PROP
Use a prop with the right pitch so your engine reaches its designed wide-open-throttle RPM. An adjustable-pitch prop allows you to dial in the optimum pitch angle in single degrees. Modular props, let you swap props while keeping the same hub. BENEFIT: Reduces fuel consumption, and improves performance.
RECYCLE YOUR LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
12Volt Batteries are among the most recycled products in the world. WE RECYCLE THEM HERE so bring them in. Recycling will save money and conserve resources.
Preventive Maintenance is the key to trouble free boating!
If you have not changed spark plugs, replaced your fuel filter, changed your gearcase lube, or replaced your water pump you can be headed towards expensive repair bills!
Most manufacturers recommend Changing gear lube and fuel filter once a year. Most dealers take care of these service items during winterization in the fall if you are from the northern part of the country.
Spark plugs and water pump servicing is usually a 200 hour service item. Our service department recommends every second or third season depending on usage.
If you need parts or answers to any service question, please email us and we will try to help.